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Ralph C. Franklin became an adjutant in Division Headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 3rd Marine Division]....
James J. Hill enjoyed the swimming opportunities near his base when not in action. There were ideal conditions for it....
Raymond Eugene Overcash was born in Lanett, Alabama in 1923. He was drafted in 1943. He did his basic training in...
When James Wilson got off of Peleliu [Annotator's Note: the Battle of Peleliu, September to November 1944, Peleliu,...
David McKinley Blackwell served as a cook with the 30th Evacuation Hospital in the Pacific Theater. Not only did he...
Roy Cascio only knew the atomic bombs ended the war [Annotator's Note: Nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima and...
Marvin Hill had a famous bandleader aboard his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)]. Eddie Duchin...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Vicksburg (CL-86)] went to the Philippines because it was stricken...
Olin Tisdale's newly launched ship was meant to take a Seabee unit to Iwo Jima to refurbish landing strips. However,...
Roy H. Matsumoto was born near Los Angeles [Annotator's Note: Los Angeles, California] in May 1913. He had four...
Rose Bayuk was born in 1915 on a plantation in northern Minnesota. The fourth of five children, she lived the greater...
Perry Smith was born at West Point, New York in 1934 while his father was serving as an instructor at the US Military...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was born in September 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked at the Roosevelt...
Adam Istre was born in 1927 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, but the family moved to a farm outside of Gueydan, Louisiana...
After leaving the scene of the USS Laffey (DD-724) and before reaching his carrier [Annotator's Note: USS Shamrock Bay...
When he was in high school, Paul Amrod played baseball as a catcher. In the service, he learned he was not major league...
Admitting to an "old story," Jean Terrell McCreery related the tale of how, because she was underage, she couldn't buy...
Alfred Taddeo witnessed constant attacks by kamikaze aircraft. He and Kanze [Annotator's Note: US Navy Lieutenant (j.g...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
The LSM-319 [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Medium] on which Ogden Saik served made about six other beachheads all...
By the time Kenneth A. Lafleur had enough points to go home, he had flown 41 missions in the Pacific. Lafleur remarked...
Benjamin Albert Glusing was on an inspection trip on New Caledonia [Annotator's Note: as part of 39th Military Police...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
In April 1945, President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States]...
Martin Suter was in New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] when he heard about the atomic bomb strikes....
Sidney LaPook joined the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group about a week before the war ended. He was hoping to be able to...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari, Italy and headed for the ocean. Broll and the deck crew secured the...
Richard Graff continued moving through Germany. There were displaced people as well as American and German prisoners of...
Francis Borrell was woken up early one morning and was told about the Japanese surrendering. Everyone was celebrating,...
That night, Howard Anderson was given some food. At some point in the night, air raid sirens started blaring because...
Leon Williamson was transferred back to the United States and was sent to Cherry Point [Annotator's Note: Marine Air...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
Benedict Bronder was shipped to Africa on an LCI, or Landing Craft Infantry, and then from Africa to the United States...
William Leo Spaetgens was pulled out of the Navy Armed Guard in January 1945. Many men were removed from that service...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
After Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan], F. Lincoln Grahlfs received orders to tow away the USS Hugh W. Hadley...

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